Fire Cider and Wildfire Thomas

Fire Cider is a powerful tonic for combating flu and cold symptoms it can also be a fantastic pick-me-up if you are feeling run down. It is a traditional herbal folk remedy invented by the renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in the 1970’s this is a beautiful video of her making Fire Cider. She was a pioneer in making food and herbs into medicine that could easily be made in anyone’s kitchen.

Immune strengthening roots, vegetables, fruits and herbs are steeped in apple cider vinegar. Go here for a recipe.  You can also use kombutcha vinegar if you have it. This is a flexible recipe that you can make your own by adding other herbs and spices of your choice such as star anise, echinacea, thyme and turmeric. Read More


Turmeric Dressing

 This dressing is very simple to make and uses Turmeric which is one of my favourite spices. I find that having a jar of this dressing on hand is an easy way of getting this incredibly healthy ingredient into our meals everyday. A huge salad of some sort is always a part of whatever  we eat in this house and it tastes great when poured over lentils or quinoa and roasted vegetables.

Aside from it being delicious there is also a more important reason for making this golden spice part of a salad dressing, turmeric is very good for you! Read More